First annual meeting of the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net)
Kick-off meeting and large capacity building workshop of the ERLTB-Net. The meeting was a place for information exchange, networking, analysis of ERLN-TB achievements and planning of future initiatives.
This was the kick-off meeting and large capacity building workshop of the ERLTB-Net. The event was attended by 45 participants from 34 national reference laboratories from the EU/EEA and EU enlargement countries, three TB laboratory support experts, as well as members from the multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB Surveillance Group for molecular typing reference functions and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control representatives.
The meeting was a place for information exchange, networking, analysis of ERLN-TB achievements and planning future initiatives. There were discussions regarding the implementation of activities during 2014-2015, mainly the EQA schemes, reference and support activities and training.
Following the success and achievements of the European Reference Laboratory Network Tuberculosis (ERLN-TB) network between 2009 and 2013, a new European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net) was re-established in 2014. The main objectives of the network are to strengthen tuberculosis laboratory diagnosis as a means to improve TB control within the EU.
ECDC holds the annual Observership programme for ESCMID, EUCIC and ESCV members
2 Sep 2019 to 6 Sep 2019 - As every year, ECDC organised a week-long programme for observers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) and the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) from 2 to 6 September 2019.
Public Health Genomics – an introduction
23 Oct 2019 to 24 Oct 2019 - This workshop is designed to strengthen the capacity to use whole genome sequencing of human pathogens for public health investigations in EU/ EEA Member States.